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It really comes as no surprise that my journey into publication was strange and completely unexpected – that’s kinda how I do things. You see, I never had dreams of becoming an author, and to be perfectly frank, I never knew I could write a story.
Now looking back, I see little hints that should have told me writing was my niche, but I was blind to it all. I always – and only – had dreams of becoming a mother. I’m not sure why I was so drawn to this idea while growing up, but it was the only thing I could see myself doing. I just knew that I wanted to experience motherhood. Though, funny enough, becoming a mother is exactly what led me to writing stories.
After my daughter was born she slept a lot – more than I had expected in those early months of her life – and I found myself bored out of my mind. TV got old, really fast, so I decided to pick up a book and give it a try.This was around the time that Twilight hit the world – and that’s the book that grabbed onto me. After about the third chapter I was hooked, and I kid you not, I read four to five books a week for a good five months. With all that time I had alone, I found myself completely immersed in other worlds and hungry for more love stories.
From there, I began to get my own ideas for stories – sexy adult ideas.
One day, completely out of the blue, I told my husband that I was going to write a story. Now you can’t really blame him for thinking I was slightly nuts – I had no education in writing stories, and I’m pretty sure he expected that I wouldn’t finish it.
But I did finish it.
And I became brave enough to send it to some friends.
Friends who happened to think it was pretty darn good.
I can’t remember what drove me to send out my first query letter, but I did send it. Of course, after that came those awful rejection letters. But eventually, my work found a home with a small epublisher. I’m not sure I can ever say how grateful I am to the editor who first took a chance on me – it meant so much that words couldn’t possibly do it justice. She taught me a lot in those first couple years, and I learned as much as I could on every book. After that, I submitted stories to other epublishers, and again, absorbed all the knowledge the editors offered.
Fast forward almost five years.
I’m now published with Random House Loveswept and am represented by Jessica Alvarez of BookEnds. To say my experience over the past year with Random House has been amazing is a huge statement – I’m still reeling from seeing my CLUB SIN series hit the USA Today bestseller list. Sometimes I pinch myself, thinking all of it a wonderful dream that certainly can’t be real. But even so, it is hard to believe all this started because of Twilight.
All I can say is, I’m so grateful to every single person who has helped me along the way, and I’m beyond blessed to have wonderful readers who support me in the awesome way they do. The future is looking bright with one more CLUB SIN book releasing this year. Next year, expect to see CLUB SIN come to an end, with a CLUB SIN spin-off, THE DUNGEON’S KEY coming out in October, 2015. And my paranormal romances are coming back in May, 2015 with the release of WITCHES BE DAZZLED: MAGIC & MAYHEM.
Every book is a fun adventure and I hope you all enjoy this ride with me!
Kyler Morgan, Master at the legendary Club Sin in Las Vegas, knows how to give women what they want—too well. He hasn’t had a real challenge in a long time. Then Ella Snow enters his life. Beautiful, inhibited, and innocent in the ways of submission and domination, Ella is the new blood he’s been lusting after. Soon, the thrill of training her to embrace his world brings forth desires Kyler cannot control.
After ending an abusive relationship, Ella makes a promise to herself to start living life to the fullest. It’s one of the reasons she seeks out Club Sin. Here, Kyler’s every touch is a lesson in liberation, stirring passions that have no bounds. But as she falls under Kyler’s command, Ella discovers that some secrets are so dark they must come to light. Submission alone may not be enough to save her, leaving her Master with only one question: How can he help Ella heal while unlocking the deep pleasures she craves?
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